Bill Status of HB4221  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PREGNANCY CENTER DISCLOSURE

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, Joyce Mason and Margaret Croke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Pregnancy Center Disclosure Act. Presents the findings of the General Assembly. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of pregnant women. Provides that a limited services pregnancy facility shall disseminate to clients on-site, and in any print and digital advertising materials, notice stating that the facility is not licensed as a medical facility by Illinois and has no licensed medical provider who provides or directly supervises the provision of services. Contains other notice requirements. Provides that the Attorney General shall bring an action to impose civil penalties of $500 for a first offense and $5,000 for each subsequent offense against a limited services pregnancy facility that fails to comply with the requirements of the Act. Provides that a private party may bring a civil action for injunctive relief to enforce the Act. Contains requirements for notice of noncompliance. Defines "limited services pregnancy facility". Contains a severability provision. Contains other provisions.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  7/28/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke